Table of Contents
- Event Details
- Best Treasured Festival Historic Singleton Decklists
- Wrap Up
- Mono Green Elves – Treasured Festival: Historic Singleton
- Mono Red Aggro – Treasured Festival: Historic Singleton
- Mono White Aggro – Treasured Festival: Historic Singleton
- Mono Black Sacrifice – Treasured Festival: Historic Singleton
- Jeskai Control – Treasured Festival: Historic Singleton
- Budget Mono Red Burn – Treasured Festival: Historic Singleton
Hey everyone! We’re back for another Festival event and this is one that you will treasure forever (or for the few days it’s up, whichever comes first). It is Historic Singleton with the catch that you get a Treasure token at the beginning of every upkeep.
What are you going to do with that treasure? Most decks are going to be aggressive decks that are coming out harder than normal. On the other hand, it does let you play sweepers quicker so control decks do have a place here as well.
One of the great things about this format is that it is really hard to get color screwed when you know you’re getting a treasure every turn. That does open up the possibility of splashing without adding any land of that color.
Land counts are another big thing here. You know you’ll always have mana, but they are one shot deals so if you miss land drops you’re still going to have a bad time. You also don’t want to be drawing lands when you are quickly running out of gas. I landed on cutting two to three land from the normal counts for the decks.
There is a fairly extensive ban list as you will see down below. This includes all of the usual suspects from historic because we’re not ever allowed to play Oko, Thief of Crowns on Arena and somehow Lightning Bolt is too powerful in a format with turn two kills. It also bans some cards that would abuse the treasure mechanic such as Mayhem Devil and Korvold, Fae-Cursed King.
They did leave in cards like Woodland Champion that take advantage of the treasures coming into play every turn, just none of the really broken stuff. Not that there are a lot of them, but Revolt is really easy to trigger here as well. Goblin Blast-Runner is another one that plays well with having a free sacrifice every turn.
As always, our event guide features background info and rewards, alongside a whole bunch of decklists, to give you all the tools you need to conquer your foes! MTG Arena Zone does decks for every single event, so check the event schedule for the next one.
Yeah, yeah, I’m almost to the deck lists… just some event info and then you can click your buttons.
- Duration: June 2, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST – June 5, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST
- Format: Treasure Historic Singleton
- Entry Fee: 2500 Gold or 500 Gems
- Ends After: When event ends
- Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)
|1 Win||Harnessed Snubhorn Card Style|
|2 Wins||Filter Out Card Style|
|3 Wins||Tranquil Frillback Card Style|
|4 Wins||Gold-Forged Thopteryx Crad Style|
Banned Card List
The following cards are banned in Treasure Historic Singleton:
- Agent of Treachery
- Dark Ritual
- Demonic Tutor
- Field of the Dead
- Indomitable Creativity
- Karn, the Great Creator
- Korvold, Fae-Cursed King
- Lightning Bolt
- Mayhem Devil
- Memory Lapse
- Mishra's Bauble
- Natural Order
- Nexus of Fate
- Oko, Thief of Crowns
- Once Upon a Time
- Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer
- Revel in Riches
- Swords to Plowshares
- Thassa's Oracle
- Tibalt's Trickery
- Time Warp
- Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
- Veil of Summer
- Wilderness Reclamation
- Yasharn, Implacable Earth
Best Treasured Festival Historic Singleton Decklists
There are enough viable elves running around to build a good singleton version. While not as consistent as the normal historic deck, it is still plenty powerful by flooding the board with many versions of lord effects to pump up the team.
This plays more like a combo deck with a backup beatdown plan. You are weak to sweepers, but aggressive decks have a difficult time getting through your monstrous size creatures. Nothing goes over the top of opposing creature decks quite like Craterhoof Behemoth which you can fetch up with Fierce Empath.
Guess what time it is! That’s right, it’s time to light your opponents face up with burn spells while rampaging across the battlefields with hordes of cheap creatures.
Not much else to see here. Just point spells at them and gleefully laugh as they burn to cinders.
Sometimes I feel like I am repeating myself with these festival and MWM decks, but almost any form of singleton leads to the same game plans. In this case, play a bunch of a bunch of great rate creatures with some Glorious Anthem effects while attacking for the win.
If you want to get spicy with this, you could cut one of the non-creatures for Collected Company.
We get to have a great time with some Lurrus of the Dream-Den companion action here while playing a ton of cheap removal, sacrifice effects, and other ways to make your opponent’s life miserable.
Valki, God of Lies fits in nicely as something that works with Lurrus and the treasure means that you can still play the backside without paying any kind of cost to your mana base. Deadly Dispute and Costly Plunder are another way to take advantage of the free treasures by turning them into new cards.
This format leads to people dumping their hands quickly so this is chock full of sweepers to take advantage of some poor overextended opponent. You’ll be chilling with Teferi tribal while they have no hope of having anything stick to the board.
Here’s your budget deck for the week. It’s far less likely that your opponent stumbles because of the free treasures, but burning the face is a tried-and-true strategy that can get there. It has some of the cheap cards that take advantage of those treasures like Gleeful Demolition, Goblin Blast-Runner, and Inventor's Apprentice.
Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to keep checking back on the website as I’ll have an update for Crimson Vow premier drafts and a new Midweek Magic article up soon. Until then, stay classy people!
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